• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Analysis Spreadsheet Coursework

Extracts from this document...


Analysis I am going to carry out an analysis of the current system the school has and find out they need in the new system. The analysis will cover how I found out what is wrong with the current system and what is needed in the new system. It will also cover the alternate methods of solution. I used two different ways of collecting data about the database. The first was to hold an interview with the people that use the current system to see if it works in the way they need it to. The second way I collected data was to go to the school and watch the office staff use the current system and see how easy the current system is to use. The questions I asked during the interview with the staff were: * Do you find the current system easy to use? ...read more.


What is wrong with the current system? It takes too long to find information, It could easily be lost or destroyed and the cabinets take up too much space. Observation Notes Whilst I was at School I observed that the current system: * Took too long to get information from. * Took up a whole room full of filing cabinets. * Often had data missing which had been lost or destroyed. Alternative Methods of Solution Improving the current manual system To improve the current manual system I could: * Get the files put into folders * Get the Data kept Neat * Make sure There are copies of the Data in case of damage or loss * Make sure the data is put away after use * Make sure the data is easy to get to and not hidden away * Make sure all the folders and filing cabinets are labelled * Keep the Folders in alphabetical order to be able to find them easier. ...read more.


less space * Is easy to find * Is easy to access * Is easy to edit * Is easy to delete * Is quick to access * Is sorted into different tables so that its easier to find * Is all in one place and can be accessed from a computer at the receptionists desk. Disadvantages if using a database: * Some people could find it hard to use the database at first * It costs money to buy the computers and software to use a database * The users could need training to use the database I would use a Spreadsheet because it is easier to use than a database because you can put the data into graphs and charts to see it easier and also you can calculate sums automatically. Also a spreadsheet will take up less room than a manual system a lot tidier. Also data is a lot quicker to find on a spreadsheet than on a database or manual system. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE ICT Systems and Application section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE ICT Systems and Application essays

  1. ICT notes

    Interviews have to be pre-planned. A time and a place has to be convenient to both individuals. An individual may cancel. Detailed information can be gathered in a variety of formats e.g. written, voice recorded. Interviews can cause a change in behaviour and respondents may feel pressurised into giving an answer they would normally not give.

  2. System requirements analysis

    the details of the patient such as personal details as well as the treatments that the patient has received. This is the physician's file and it shows the details of all the doctors that are employed in the hospital and their details such as the name the salary as well as others such as their address and their phone number.

  1. ICT car insurance quotation System Coursework

    This illustration shows the customer worksheet, containing some filled in quotes suing the save quote macro: Setting up macros to get around my system: On the quotes worksheet, I set up macros, that would let the user access the groups worksheet, the multipliers worksheet, view saved quotes and a macro that will let the user print the quote off.

  2. Ict Powerpoint Coursework

    Foods in the presentation - There should be relevant images in the PowerPoint Presentation Qualitative: - The presentation should be clear and easy to use for all users - The presentation should be appropriate for all customers - The PowerPoint should be easy to navigate around - The text in

  1. Database coursework

    searches automatic Produce Forms This means that it must be able to produce forms Be printable This is means it must be printable to A4 or A3. This is a problem with many databases so the designer must consider this objective Consideration of Solutions Application Advantages Disadvantages Paper /Fillet cabinet

  2. ict applied coursework

    as working the answer out with the mind an a pen and pencil consumes a lot of time whereas a calculator is the most time efficient and accurate way. Printer: I use my Inject printer personally; I use it personally to print out any research or receipts of any items I have bought.

  1. PowerPoint Presentation Analysis

    * Brochure - the advantage of using this method of advertising is that is that it puts across specific information about the product to the customer directly. Also contains more information than a flyer. However this form of advertisement is more expensive to produce.

  2. Different types of technology How I use ICT at home and at school

    With the PS3 being expensive, the use of money doesn't end here. With a PS3, you also need to buy games. These games can in general be quite expensive. Sony take advantage of this by making it almost hard to resist buying them with advertisement, persuasion and glorification of the product.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work